Are Things Happening To You, Or Are You Making Things Happen?
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." ~ Jim Rohn Blink, blink, blink. That’s you and me, staring at the wall, wondering why we have no motivation to change our lives. Are things happening to you, or […]
Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson and the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills
Have you ever had well-meaning advice from friends , family, or even professionals that didn’t seem to work? Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson, founder of the UCLA PEERS social skills program, says that is just the problem with many social skills resources. Over the course of many years she has conducted research on what works for making […]
Have you ever wanted to kill sheep instead of counting them? I mean, people tell me to imagine sheep going by in my head, and that will help me sleep. But one night on a vacation in lower Michigan, I was so frustrated I felt I could kill those imaginary sheep! Don’t worry, I’m not […]
Sometimes we don’t know how valuable something is until we pay a big enough price. Check out the following story someone who learned how valuable sleep is. About five years ago, I fainted from exhaustion. I hit my head on my desk. I broke my cheekbone and got four stitches on my right eye. It […]
Do you fear hospitals, doctors, and/or medical procedures? Here’s what one of our Thrive with Autism/Aspergers community members said one day: “Hi guys. I have to get surgery Tuesday for my foot (running injury) and I’m anxious. Any tips? I hate blood draws and IVs. Mostly I just don’t know how surgery really works, like […]